I’d send more migrants to Africa says Liz Truss, as she promises to expand refugee policy

Liz Truss today vows to implement a hard line on immigration if she wins the keys to No 10 – including extending the scheme under which migrants who cross the Channel in small boats can be sent to Rwanda. The Foreign Secretary uses an interview with The Mail on Sunday to try to cement her … Read more

Ex-Foreign Sec Jeremy Hunt is ‘ready to launch his Tory leadership bid’ if Boris Johnson is ousted

Ex-Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is ‘ready to launch his Tory leadership bid’ if Boris Johnson is ousted, his allies reveal Jeremy Hunt is ready to launch a Tory leadership bid if Boris Johnson is ousted  Mr Hunt is lining up supporters and sounding out potential Cabinet Ministers  Some expect Boris will lose a vote of confidence … Read more

Ministers’ plush country homes like Chequers could be used to house Ukrainian refugees

Ministers’ plush country homes like Chequers and Chevening, and Westminster landmark Admiralty Arch could be used to house Ukrainian refugees after Boris Johnson orders review of grace-and-favour properties PM wants to see if Chequers could be used to shelter those displaced by war The review will also look at using Chevening and Dorneywood mansions It … Read more

Liz Truss and EU’s Sefcovic fail to come up with solution to Northern Ireland impasse

Brexit stalemate goes on: Liz Truss and EU’s Sefcovic fail to come up with solution to Northern Ireland impasse after latest round of talks in London Foreign Secretary and European Commission vice president met in London It comes after Northern Ireland plunged into a fresh political upheaval last week DUP withdrew Paul Givan as first … Read more

Liz Truss prepares to use Russia talks to warn Kremlin over ‘bullying’ 

1,000 more British troops are on standby to protect Ukraine as Liz Truss prepares to use Russia talks to warn Kremlin over ‘bullying’ Liz Truss will warn Kremlin today to stop ‘bullying’ Ukraine at talks in Moscow Foreign Secretary will warn Russia could face ‘huge consequences’ for incursion Comes as another 1,000 British troops put on … Read more

Ben Wallace pips Liz Truss to top in Tory popularity poll

Ben Wallace pips Liz Truss to top in popularity poll as his stance on Ukraine sees him soar up Tory list Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has ended Foreign Secretary Liz Truss’ reign For a year, she was top of monthly party member survey for Conservative Home  Mr Wallace won plaudits for overseeing evacuations from Afghanistan … Read more

Liz Truss warns Vladimir Putin he faces Ukraine ‘quagmire’ like Chechnya

Liz Truss today warned Vladimir Putin he faces a Ukraine ‘quagmire’ like Afghanistan or Chechnya as she warned there will be ‘nowhere to hide’ from sanctions. The Foreign Secretary urged Russia to step back from an invasion as Britain made clear it will boost troop numbers at Nato’s borders and consider sending more weapons. The … Read more

EU’s Maros Sefcovic takes a tumble as Brexit talks begin

The Brexit talks were literally on thin ice today – as the EU’s Maros Sefcovic took a tumble on a slippery step. Mr Sefcovic nearly came a-cropper as he arrived at Chevening for discussions with Liz Truss on the Northern Ireland protocol. The Foreign Secretary and ministers looked on aghast as he nearly lost his … Read more

Liz Truss warns she will trigger Article 16 of the Northern Ireland protocol if talks with EU fail

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss was accuse of ‘agitating’ by the EU today after she warned Brussels she is prepared to unilaterally override parts of the post-Brexit agreement on Northern Ireland.  Ms Truss said she will suggest ‘constructive proposals’ to her EU counterpart Maros Sefcovic this week during their first face-to-face talks. But she said she is ‘willing’ to … Read more

European Commission threatens to block Britain’s attempts to reform the Human Rights Act

European Commission threatens to block Britain’s attempts to reform the Human Rights Act by threatening to rip-up key part of the Brexit deal Dominic Raab wants Bill of Rights to stop foreign criminals avoiding deportation British rulings would also take precedence over those from European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg But European Commission warned … Read more